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Jonathan M. Bloom

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748637256

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637256.001.0001

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The Mosque Tower

The Mosque Tower

(p.71) Chapter Four The Mosque Tower
The Minaret

Jonathan M. Bloom

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter examines when and where Muslims began to add a single tall tower to the standard mosque plan. It shows that the mosques at Raqqa (without tower) and Siraf (with tower) impose the chronological limits 772–825 for the introduction of the mosque plan with a single tower opposite the qibla.

Keywords:   Muslims, tower, Islam, mosque plan, Raqqa, Siraf

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